The North Coast Amateur Radio Club
Thanks for asking about our Club!
North Coast is an active club interested in supporting amateurs who have interesting and
helpful ideas. We would like to share a description of our Club and repeaters with hopes of
gaining your support.
The North Coast Amateur Radio Club is a not-for-profit Ohio corporation operated for public
service, emergency communications, charitable, educational and scientific purposes.
Contributions to the NCARC are allowed as a tax deduction under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Dues are not considered a contribution and are, therefore, not
The Club is governed by a Board consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Treasurer and nine other Trustees. All trustee positions are filled by a vote of the membership.
Club meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first Thursday** of each month. The meetings are
held at the Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. It is located at 18700 Westwood
Road, Strongsville, Ohio. Talk-in is on the 145.29 repeater. A Trustee's meeting is at that same
place at 6:30pm, prior to the regular meeting. A more detailed description of how to get to the
meeting can be found on the NCARC Meetings Page: MEETINGS
Rick - K8SCI suggested to the Club that the Club's Callsign N8NC be established onto the Club's
Repeaters. This has been agreed to and the Club's Repeaters will be changed to N8NC/R during
At 2100 hours each Sunday, a club informal information net is held on our 145.29 repeater
which normally includes the weekly Amateur Radio Newsline Report.
Field Day is an exciting annual event with many of our members participating. It is always
held on the fourth full weekend of June.
A Technical Committee oversees the equipment and technical needs of the Club. Our
Finance Committee offers recommendations to the Trustees on all financial matters.
Individual club members look after the remaining Club work.
Our 145.29 machine was put on the air in May 1983 by a group of 18 amateurs who formed
the North Coast Amateur Radio Club. In November 1988, our 443.15 repeater was put on the
air. In January 1989, our 224.76 machine was born.
The two meter repeater is presently located in Brunswick, Ohio. The repeater Trustee is Rick0
Wells, K8SCI. Brunswick is about 15 miles south of central Cleveland on the northern edge
of Medina County. The 145.29 repeater is an on-site, Yaesu DR-1x Fusion, controlled by an
ACC RC-850 controller, running 25 watts out of the duplexer. A CTCSS 110.9 Hz subaudible tone
is used for two meter repeater access.
The 220 and 440 repeaters are Spectrum Repeater equipment. They are located in the city of North
Royalton. The 220 repeater is open carrier access, while the 440 repeater requires 131.8 Hz.
continuous subaudible tone.
Our 145.29 antenna system consists of 7/8 inch heliax feeding the 2 meter part of a Comet
GP-15 omnidirectional vertical antenna at 1400 feet above sea level. The 220 & 440 machines
share a Comet CX-333 vertical antenna at 1200 feet above sea level. It is fed with 50 feet of
With the exception of the repeater codes and newsletter, all North Coast projects, events and
equipment are open to all persons at any time regardless of their membership in the Club.
Although membership is not required to use the NCARC Repeaters, REGULAR users are
encouraged to financially support the Cub.
We at North Coast would appreciate your support. In return, North Coast will attempt to fulfill
its commitment to you and to all of amateur radio. If you become a member, we invite you to
participate and become active in the Club. Many times things seem to be under control but in
fact are coordinated by volunteers spread much too thin.
For more information, please contact:
North Coast Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 30529
Cleveland, OH 44130
Mary Lou Sarama, K8MLS
PH: ( 216 ) 509 - 6933
Rick Wells, K8SCI
PH: ( 330 ) 225 - 7373
** Subject to Change depending on Space availability